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as director of the cia after admitting he an extramarital affair. they confirm to cnn that the investigators have been exploring tips on an affair with paula broadwell, his biographer. they tried to see if there was a potential security risk, in other words to see if petraeus could possibly be black mailed. petraeus is a highly respected, retired four-star general who commanded forces in both iraq and afghanistan. he was sworn in to run the cia a little over a year ago with vice president biden with his wife holly at his side. that was the swearing in. they've been married 35 years, have two grown kids. so how will this revelation exact the u.s. intelligence community? joining me now is fran townsend and bob baer and suzanne kelly. suzanne, what more can you tell us about the probe into the relationship with paula broadwell? do we know how long this has been going on? >> we don't know how long it was going on, but just the -- so they're the ones that would look into accusations of inappropriate access to classified information. individuals that hold clearances, are they doing what they need
where a massive scandal is rocking the obama administration three days after the election. cia david petraeus has been cheating on his wife. we have the details who may be the center of it all. her name is linda broadwell. she has spent a year in afghanistan with petraeus. here is a picture from their website. right now the cia is investigating a tip that she is the other woman. she is the woman named in that fbi tape. petraeus has not admitted an affair directly with her. but he said, yesterday afternoon, i went to the white house and asked the president to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as d/cia. after being married for over 37 years, i showed extreme poorly judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. this afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation. author of "the secrets of the fbi," and suzanne kelly. let's start with suzanne kelly. this is a massive blow, really, to everybody in the white house, to general petraeus, to his wife an
but former cia director says how the latest directors of a terrible impact agency. >> the ravens and raiders kickoff in several hours. a preview of the matchup. >> you are watching wbal tv 11. coclive. local. late breaking. this is wbal 11 news at 11p. >> good evening. the cleanup carries on tonight in the areas hard hit by super storm sandy. more than 175,000 homes remain without power tonight in new jersey, nearly two weeks after sandy and lst weeks nor'easter. >> after talking with the utility's last night and again this morning, my belief is we will have almost 100% restoration by saturday night. >> many are still struggling to get by as relief and power are still uncertain in some areas. more help was on the way to one of those areas of new jersey tonight thanks to a convoy of maryland state troopers. >> 11 troopers from across maryland just arrived in the seaside heights of new jersey. 25 maryland troopers held in new jersey police get some sense of normalcy back to that region -- helping jersey police get some sense of normalcy back to that region. >> they are used in answ
security secrets. and the cia director. and you were never informed. >> not only that, but an fbi agent, apparently, took it upon himself to go to members of the house and tell them. and this was outside of the general line of information. and that's deeply disturbing. so i will take a look at that to too. >> let my circle back to that. the fbi agent who had initially been contacted by this woman who was a friend of the petraeus' family, jill kelly in tampa, this fbi agent who knew her, so she went to him as far as our reporting is concerned, she went to him and asked for help. she was getting e-mails that were of concern to her, harassing or threatening e-mails. this is jill kelly, whose husband and the petraeuses has been friends for more than five years -- >> well, this is all news to me. see, we were not told this. this is the first time i've learned of this. so that makes me think, how many other things are there, too? >> well, and from what our reporting, from my colleagues, pete williams, michael isikoff and i from other sources are reporting is that this agent was then taken off
at the cia. in may this year a government official says broadwell began sending threatening e-mails to jill kelley. she's described as a family friend. petraeus. she lives in tampa but was being warned to stay away. kelley shared her concerns over the threatening nature of the e-mails with that friend at the fbi and that's what prompted this entire investigation. but sometime around july, if we're going to talk about a time frame, we know that according to petraeus' friend, the affair ended and sources are telling cnn petraeus indicated broadwell might be obsessed with him and may have felt she was warding off the competition or something of that sort by sending these e-mails to kelley. >> quite extraordinary details are merging. barbara, if it turns out that this fbi agent was the catalyst for all this, and in fact, almost by default because he had been caught himself behaving improperly, the suggestion then becomes that this fbi investigation was sort of so hack-handed that petraeus was almost brought down by accident, that it should never really have happened. >> that is what people are
the warn act. amazing economic numbers you won't hear in the mainstream media. in the grapevine. up next, c.i.a. version of what happened in benghazi on september 11. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. campbell's healthy request soup great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. >> bret: checking international headlines, american investigators will talk to people in custody for tunisia for the last month attack in libya that left 4 dead including the ambassador. the c.i.a. weighed in reporting with the own timeline on the rescue evidents that night. >> nearly eight weeks after the september 11 attack in benghazi, the c.i.a. is acknowledging the role , providing the most detailed timeline to date. to rebut the reporting by fox news. the attack started from tyrone woods and other agents to leave and provide help. second recon team left 40 minutes after
with stunning twists in the scandal that brought down the head of the cia, general david petraeus. another u.s. general is caught in the same tangled web. john allen, top commander in afghanistan, is being investigated by the pentagon for allegedly sending inappropriate e-mails to a married woman, the same woman whose complaint of threatening e-mails from general petraeus' lover cracked the scandal wide open. barbara starr is trying to sort this out for us. it is rather complicated, what's the latest you're getting? >> it is still the same fundamental question for the last 24 hours, wolf. why is john allen being investigated and how on earth did he get caught up in this? marine corps general john allen denies an extramarital affair with jill kelly, the florida socialite whose concern over threatening e-mails led to an investigation that revealed an affair between cia director david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. a pentagon official told reporters allen who commands the war in afghanistan is adamant he did nothing wrong. a senior official close to allen tells cnn of kelly there
led to david petraeus resigning as director of the cia. it certainly isn't the first sex scandal to bring down a powerful man in washington. it certainly won't be the last. but tonight there are growing questions about the timing of how the word got out, whether more people in the government should have been told or been told sooner that the fbi was investigating a case involving the director of the cia. we're keeping them honest as we do every night not to take sides, you can get that on other cable news channels, but to look for the truth, the facts. here's what we know right now about who knew what and when. according to "wall street journal" the fbi discovered the affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell, in late summer. we'll have more on how in just a moment. so the fbi reportedly knew in late summer that the head of the cia was having an affair, but it wasn't until months later after election day that president obama found out, and the house and senate intelligence committees didn't find out until friday. congressional leaders from both parties are angry
as head of the cia, and there are a ton of questions. and even though president obama's reelection was settled at about 11:15 p.m. eastern last tuesday, the election overall is still underway in some parts of the country, including one place where it appears to have mostly just broken down with a bunch of federal level races still undecided. and the state in question is not florida for once. important updates coming up there including what may be a deconcession by a democrat who previously thought he had lost in a big important u.s. senate race. that's all ahead. >>> but we have to begin with breaking news out of washington. "the washington post" is reporting tonight that president obama is considering massachusetts senator john kerry as his new secretary of defense. that's right, defense. putting the decorated veteran and former presidential candidate in charge at the pentagon and not at the state department, as had been widely speculated. "the washington post" is sourcing its reporting to unnamed senior administration officials. senator kerry is also not commenting tonight. if se
questions about the affair that led cia director david petraeus to resign and when did he pose a national security risk. here's what we can tell you now. the affair came to light during an fbi investigation of so-called jealousy e-mail sent by paula broadwell to a woman in tampa named jill kelley. an official confirms to cnn -- to stop sending harassing e-mails to kelley, who along with her husband has known petraeus and their family for more than five years. that couple met the four star general when he was stationed at medil air force base in tampa. a description of the e-mails seems to validate what a friend of petraeus tells us, that petraeus felt broadwell had shown a possessiveness toward him. as to whether she gained any information during her relationship to petraeus, here's something we found. a speech she gave in october of 2006. here's what it had to say. >> had actually had taken a couple of libyan militia members and they think the attack was trying to get those back. still being vetted. >> and knowing about those prisoners being there in the first place, wasn't something you
. >>> more questions surrounding cia general david petraeus resignation. why it may not be a case of perfect timing. >>> the fiscal cliff deadline is approaching. what needs to be done to save you thousands of dollars? >> and the redskins rest up with the bye week, but there's no let-up on the talk of the season's bright spot. a review of robert griffin, ii; nine games in. >>> good morning. happy veterans day. the national holiday was originally established to honor americans who have served in world war i. today, it honors veterans of all wars for their patriotism and sacrifice for our country. there's a number of ceremonies being held in the dc region today. you're taking a live look right now at the world war ii memorial on the national mall. there will be a wreath-laying ceremony and performance by the united states air force band brass quintet beginning at 9:00 this morning. then at 11:00, a wreath will be laid at the tomb of the unknown at the arlington national cemetery. there will be a ceremony at the veterans memorial beginning at 1:00 p.m. >>> looks like the weather will
that toppled the cia director. why did a republican congressman now about it before the white house? >>> also, new information about the woman at the center of the storm. her past makes the present all the more shocking. >>> plus, a crack, a serious crack in republican opposition to raising tax rates on the rich. a leading conservative now seems to be opening the door. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> intriguing new twists and turns in the scandal that's gripping washington, indeed the nation and much of the world. the affair that led general dividend petraeus to resign as director of the central intelligence agency. we're finding out that at least one lawmaker here in washington may have learned of it ahead of the president and there are questions about the investigation that led to petraeus' stunning downfall. brian todd's been working the story for us and getting new information. brian, tell our viewers what's the latest? >> we found out that the house majority leader, republican congressman eric cantor, may have found out almost two weeks before the president did. thi
instances, both the cia itself and our command in afghanistan, i think both are going to be in good shape. we're going to have a good leadership at the cia to get the intelligence we need to ensure a national security, and we'll have a general dunnford, a strong leader in afghanistan. so i think in both instances, our security is going to be in good shape. but obviously, there's still a lot of questions to be answered here. >> well, when did you find out about this investigation? i mean, are you angry, shocked, i don't know what the word would be. police are looking into whether the cia director's e-mail had been hacked six months ago and neither you or anyone in the congress was told until after the election. >>. >> some of those questions will be answered when there is a review of the process here. obviously, in the senate, at least, members of the intelligence committee have access to and are briefed on matters that sometimes the whole senate -- i'm a member of the foreign relations committee -- may not be briefed on. we'll see what happens when that plays out. the important thing now,
at the cia. lawmakers now questioning who knew what and when about david petraeus and his extramarital affair. >>> hurtling toward the fiscal cliff. lawmakers leaving the door open for compromise in congress. >> road rage on the nascar track. a crash leads to a wild melee between pit crews on live tv. >> that was ugly. >> it was. good morning, and welcome to "early start" i'm alison kosik. >> good morning, everybody, i'm alina cho. john and zoraida have the day off. it is 5:00 a.m. let's get started. up first, more fallout from the sudden and shocking resignation of cia director david petraeus, because of an extramarital affair. there are new details, and new questions this morning, about an fbi investigation that led to his departure. the fbi uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell, after she allegedly sent harassing e-mails to another woman she jealously thought was too close to petraeus. new york congressman peter king says there are far more questions than answers. >> this seems to have been going on for several months. yet now it appears that t
for this hour. the acting director of the cia met for more than an hour with senators john mccain and lindsey graham along with the u.n. ambassador susan rice. the three senators emerged from the meeting saying they were honored by the fact that the cia director would meet with them, just three random senators and not in some official capacity testifying before committee on the hill. they appreciated the fact that the administration and the intelligence community was going to such lengths to e swaj their concerns to personally answer their questions about the libya attack in a closed-door meeting with the cia director himself, even though these are just three random senators. the senators said their questions were answered as reasonably could be expected and they were willing to consider the president's nominee for secretary of state. they were throwing hear out those nominations fairly and without prejudice. yeah right. that's not the way it went. here's actually what happened after that meeting today. >> we're not going to consider this nomination until we get answers to our concerns. we're
petraeus was tapped for the cia. now, officials are reviewing up to 30,000 pages of communications. >> stop right now. i'm not -- okay. >> i don't know math -- >> 30,000. >> it was a very big font. >> it might be times roman 18. hold on a second. >> almost as big as the font of this headline. >> do we have that number right? >> hold on a second, i'm not really good at math. >> my eyes are bad. >> i think i've proven this, not good at math. let's talk to a guy who went to harvard. >> true. >> you've got two years. >> you're running a war. >> you're running a war, first of all. >> sure. >> most important war, decade long war, you've got to bring it to a close, a lot of stuff going on over there, taliban blowing your people up, work with the afghans, turning guns on you, you're not focused here. let's say you sent 30,000 e-mails over a two-year time period. what does that break down to per day? >> we don't know the time period. >> yes, we do, 2010 through 2012, 30,000 e-mails over that time period. pages. pages of e-mails. >> he's doing the math. >> i can do that much math. that's 15,000 a yea
on friday, david petraeus resigned from the cia because of an affair with his biographer, and fellow west point grad, paula broadwell. the man who co-wrote the biography with broadwell said he was clueless that there was an affair going on. >> sure, both of them looked back on what has now tran spired and realized they both made the biggest mistakes of their lives. and i assume both of them re great it tremendously. but i would bet both of them, you know, sort of come roaring back. >> the affair ended at some point, broadwell allegedly sent what a source describes as jealous e-mails to kelley. perhaps perceiving kelley as a competitor. now petraeus says he was never involved with kelley, however it was kelley's involvement with general john allen, the top military leader in afghanistan, that may cost another commander his reputation. we now know that the president knew of allen's troubles on friday, a short time ago the white house, press secretary, responded to the latest turn of events. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job, at eye save and
up. standby. but first, the president's careful responses about the investigation of this former cia chief david petraeus and on negotiations to avoid what's called the fiscal cliff. our white house correspondent jessica yellin was over at the east strip of the white house. you had a chance to speak to the president and ask him about that looming fiscal cliff. >> reporter: hi, wolf. that's right, i did. i asked the president why anyone should believe that he won't cave off of his position that he will not extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest since he did just that in 2010. he said that he made his case explicitly clear during the last election. and that the majority of americans agree with his position on this. listen to what the president said. >> i think every voter out there understood that that was an important debate. and the majority of voters agreed with me. by the way, more voters agreed with me on this issue than voted for me. so we've got a clear majority of the american people who recognize if we're going to be serious about deficit reduction, we've got to do it in a ba
, successor at the cia on capitol hill briefing members of the house intelligence committee today. joining me now for our daily fix, chris cillizza managing editor of postpolitics.com, and kelly o'donnell and correspondent pete williams. pete, first to you. talk first about what is going on in the investigation? the fbi agent who was first only known as the person who triggered this, he was an acquaintance, friend of jill kelley's. we knew he had been taken off the case, was in fact the subject of an internal ethics review at the fbi and sent a photo without a shirt. now, they're pushing back, people speaking for the kelleys, to say this has been mischaracterized and this guy actually had a major role in one of the big terrorism or suspected terrorism takedowns. >> reporter: what the kelleys people are saying is limited to the question of the picture, andrea. they say that's been very much misunderstood. months before all of this started he sent a picture to many people and it may or may not have been received by jill kelley, this person says, showing hymn standing with a bunch of mannequins
petraeus from the cia's top post. today the military community reels from a spectacular fall from grace. >>> more fallout over obama care. with president obama winning re-election, more businesses taking a harder look at how the health care overhaul will affect their bottom line. some are now threatening hiring freezes and layoffs. >>> decking the halls before thanksgiving? not so fast. some stores are drawing the line over when they'll start celebrating the christmas season. >>> and watch out. a pit road brawl. rival nascar crews throw punches after a hit and run on the track. track. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> hello from washington. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for being with us on this monday morning. this morning a sex scandal tarnishing one of the most respected names in washington and raises questions about one of its most secretive agencies. three days after that extramarital affair forced general david petraeus to resign as director of the cia, lawmakers are demanding answers. why didn't the fbi inform them of the investigation? and
foreign policy." >>> the white house says it did not change the cia's talking talking points in libya. at some point it was changed to extremist organizations. friday former cia director petraeus said the cia always knew terrorism was involved in the attack. >> the issue is from what was released cia friday afternoon to the moment it was changed to the sunday morning talk shows, there's a gap of 48 hours we need to account for. >> all the intelligence community have told us that initially they recognize there were extremists and terrorists involved but thought it came from a protest, that it took them time to sort that out, that there was no political spin in this. >> u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice said on the sunday after the attack it had been provoked by an anti- muslim video. we'll have more when we get a preview of fox news sunday at 8:30. >>> here at home, nine teenagers are under arrest after a pair of attacks at the woodly park metro station. it started with a robbery friday night. 18-year-old olijawon griffin was the victim. later he ran into some of the rob
investigator. not just four people. there's an fbi and cia, infa infatuated with jill kelley >> let's get this straight. this guy works at the fbi, becomes infatuated. she gets shirtless photos of him allegedly. she goes to him and says i'm getting these weird e-mails. >> he takes this matter into a federal investigation you have to wonder. an fbi investigation if not for this one agent's involvement and especially him going to congress as a whistle blower saying it wasn't being investigated fairly. it's just very bizarre. >> once the fbi got involved, why didn't notify the white house and congress right away? the questions go on and on. >> don't send shirtless picture of yourself, unless they're vacation photos with your family. >> these e-mails with john allen, 20,000 and 30,000 e-mails. as a member of council of foreign relations, what does this do to the president? >> david petraeus was a very important part of all of these conversations. he would have been a crucial advisement, the civil war in syria, all of which are among the pressing foreign policy questions right now. he doesn't
rotten in denmark. just days before having to testify before congress about benghazi, cia director general david petraeus suddenly resigns citing an extra marital affair as the reason. my goodness. we have to cover that, too. don't forget, folks. free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. i say lower the tax rates and get rid of the tax deductioning a ands and we'll grow this economy at 5% or 6%. we'll be right back. >> dismal week from washington to wall street. pickal cliff fears sending stocks into a tailspin and maybe earnings fears also and for the week markets drop almost 2% across the board and we have phil orlando, chief equity strategist and welcome back, phil. >> i want to have a thought experiment with you. i want to say with you that there's not going to be any falling off the fiscal cliff that not only will we not have a $500 billion tax hike in the next two mojs, we won't have increases in marginal tax breaks and i know you may disagree, but if that were the case, how would that affect your outlook for stocks. that's what i'd like to know. we'd go higher i
's time for chuck todd and "the daily rundown." >>> general inquiry. the sudden resignation of the cia director david petraeus prompting serious questions on some national security and pushes congress into the who knew what and when mode. we'll have the latest developments later this morning. then there's the drama already on capitol hill over how to avoid plunging over the so-called fiscal cliff. are there enough republicans ready to raise revenue? but is that even enough to fix things without raising tax rates? plus, our autopsy of the campaign. now that florida has had enough time to decide who won there last tuesday, a deep dive into the oh, so coveted i-4 corridor. find out how the region that includes disneyworld turned into the democrats magic kingdom. good morning from washington. it's monday, november 12, 2012. this is "the daily rundown. "i'm chuck todd. this is the federal holiday in honoring veterans day, by the way. to my first reads of the morning. it's a shiny metal object, the david petraeus investigation. it's overshadowing what is the biggest story still in washington
to have had no information about this. it just seemed to stretch credulity that the director of the cia could be interviewed by the fbi over a scandal that could potentially cost him his job, and at no stage has anybody from the cia or fbi or david petraeus made any contact with anyone at the white house to alert them to this. >> piers, you're going to have to talk to folks back in d.c. on their process and what rules, regulations are concerned about that. we have not discussed that part of events. >> the senate intelligence committee chairwoman, dianne feinstein, said she's hoping to have the general testify as early as friday on the benghazi hearings. is he prepared to testify if he's called? >> well, that will be a discussion between him, congress and the cia, i would imagine. he has already been out of the office so to speak for awhile now so his information may become dated fairly quickly unless you stay in tune and up on all the information. but again, that's going to end up being a discussion between him, congress and the cia. >> from your discussions with him, does he believe th
't know who are on when the cia intelligence talking points were edited, and shift said that petraeus said that the reason they were edited was to protect classified information. now, i talked to a former cia counterintelligence official today who said that both of those aassessessments can't rea live in the same word, so maybe there's some misinterpretation of what petraeus said. you can't believe on the one hand petraeus didn't know why the talking points were edited and on the other he had a perfectly good explanation for why the points were edited. make we'll get more on that. i think that we have a deeper understanding here after today about why david petraeus so badly want upped to come out and set the record straight. he didn't want on record that cia intelligence was bad and that was the reason. so that "wall street journal" report we saw yesterday talking about petraeus in his final days at the cia really wanting to come out and talk publicly. we have a greater sense of why that was. of all the agencies and departments that have their hands in the libya affair, cia, dod, state, wh
an official investigation focused on the cia director, that would have been something that the congressional oversight committees would have been briefed on. it's a matter of standard procedure, but according to a congressionp aide familiar with the matter, the house and senate intelligence committees weren't told about the investigation until just hours before the director announced his resignation. as for questions over whether the timing of the resignation, coming just before general petraeus was scheduled to testify before the intelligence committee on the benghazi investigation, a senior u.s. official said any suggestion that the director's departure has anything to do with criticism about benghazi is baseless. it will now be the agency's acting director, michael morrell on the hill next week, answering questions behind closed doors about what the cia knew about the attack and when it knew it. >> we'll hear from a man who served with general david petraeus and knows him well, retired brigadier general mark kimmitt joins us live. >>> who is counting? florida has been counting vots longer
just keep on coming in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to step down. and today there was a stunning new turn that now the top general in afghanistan is feeling the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really is who's helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her detractors are harsh saying 37-year-old jill kelly of tampa is nothing more than a name-dropping, social-climbing, bored socialite. in the course of only a few days two of the most powerful men in america have been surrounded by scandal because of action she has taken. sending shock waves all the way to the white house. >> well, i certainly think wouldn't call it welcome. >> reporter: first it was cia director david petraeus. and now it is general john allen, running the war in afghanistan. together, a devastating blow to a country at war. >> anything that takes your eye off the ball is a distraction. and it will have some effect. >> reporter: off
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